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CSPAN
Feb 22, 2013 6:00am EST
, part of booktv this weekend on c-span2. >> now, assistant secretary of state rick barton talks about u.s. foreign policy l changes. mr. bartop leads a state -- barton leads a state department team that oversees countries in crisis. the conflict on foreign relations hosted this one hour event. >> okay. are we ready? welcome to a conversation with pord frederick, "rick" barton. just a few housekeeping things, please, turn off your cell phones completely so they're not even on vibrate. today's meeting is on the record. .. >> and he now runs, last year from last march, he was confirmed, sworn in as the head of the new state department bureau for conflict and stabilization organizations. this is an extremely new initiative and all bureaucracy, and he has one of the most challenging job descriptions i've seen in a while, to improve u.s. government effectiveness in preventing conflict and addressing crises. ambassador barton >> well, thank you very much, and thanks for the good introduction, but also for the -- all the friends that have come here today. in just about every row, there's somebody
CSPAN
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am EST
. this gross disparity cannot be attributed to u.s. be more violent or crime-ridden generally because our rates of non-fatal crime and adolescent fighting our average among high-income countries. most of the difference is likely due to the weaknesses in our law that allow dangerous people to have guns. another claim is that gun control laws don't work because criminals will obey them and will always find a way to get a gun through theft or the illegal market. this faulty logic can be used to argue against the need for any type of law because lawbreakers don't obey laws. the truth is that laws such as background check requirement for all gun sales and other laws to combat gun trafficking help law enforcement to keep guns from prohibited individuals. opponents of gun control point to criminals obtaining guns from the underground market as proof that regulations are pointless. but the weaknesses in current federal firearms laws are the very reason that criminals are able to obtain firearms from those underground sources. data from a national study of state prison inmates indicates that about 80% o
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